Prenatal activity strengthens, relaxes, and increases the flexibility of your body muscles. All of these are important for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, and a quick recovery.
These exercises are also recommended after the birth of your baby. They will help you return to your pre-pregnancy state and give you the energy you need to enjoy your newborn.
These exercises should be done as often as possible - everyday is ideal. Have fun doing your exercises. A friend or your young children can join you to do the exercises. You will start to feel the benefits sooner than you might think.
Here are a few tips to practice safe physical activities
CAUTION: After cardiovascular exercise, do not lie flat on your back or on your right side until your body has cooled down.
Stop exercising and talk with your doctor if:
you have bleeding from your vagina.
you have persistent contractions after exercising. Tightening of the uterus is normal after exercising but if the contractions keep coming, let your doctor know.